Rated by The Face: a weekly playlist

Featuring Nia Archives' soundsystem-ready drum'n'bass, Davido and Focalistic's Afropop-amapiano hybrid and sharp-tongued future emo from daine.

The flow of new music is relentless. Want to keep up with the best stuff? Check out this playlist, which we lovingly update every week.

Nia Archives – 18 & Over

The London-via-Leeds artist celebrates her Jamaican heritage, sampling Cocoa Tea’s 1987 reggae track Young Lover on this soundsystem-ready d’n’b banger.

Davido & Focalistic – Champion Sound

Nigeria and South Africa unite on this Afropop-amapiano hybrid.

Poppy Ajudha – London’s Burning

A hard-hitting single from the London singer, which tackles the hypocrisy of Britain closing its doors to those in need. London’s Burning will appear on Ajudha’s forthcoming album The Power In Us. Read the exclusive interview about the project here.

Daine – IDC

Sharp-tongued future emo from the Melbourne artist.

No Rome – i want u

Ahead of dropping his new album It’s All Smiles this Friday, the London-via-Manilla musician shared this pop single that’s produced with equal amounts of sheen and scuzz.


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